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Prom 60: Martha Argerich

Duration:
1 hour, 45 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 January 2010

In a performance from the BBC Proms 2009 pianist Martha Argerich, performs Ravel's jazz-inspired concerto. Ravel reappears as the orchestrator of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and the programme begins with an exotic work composed in 1979 by Canadian Claude Vivier. Huge orchestral forces conjure up the immensity of the cosmos and the piece suggests that human nature is just as vast and unfathomable.

Martha Argerich (piano)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Dutoit (conductor)

Vivier: Orion
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Prokofiev: Symphonic Suite (The Love for Three Oranges)
Musorgsky, orch Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition.

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